Temporary Tattoos instantly give you a fresh new look. Spy, temptress, baddie, new age healer, you choose. Today tattoos are slick, sexy and very cool. Temporary Tattoo are the perfect way to test a tattoos size color and style or change your tattoo to fit your mood. What’s more they’re non-toxic using environmentally friendly inks & glue and are really easy to use.
Humans have marked their bodies with tattoos for generations, there are claims that tattooing has existed since 12,000 years BC.. From slave to sleek, these permanent designs sometimes plain, elaborate but always personal have served as adornments, amulets, healing, status, declarations of love, signs of religious beliefs and even forms of punishment.
The word tattoo comes from the Tahitian word tatau. 18th century European sailors first noticed this tradition among the Tahitians and Marquesas and brought the idea to America and Europe. For the men of the Marquesas, tattoos were a sign of beauty and bravado because the process of receiving a tattoo was so painful.
Many ‘victims” (as tattoo recipients were called) fainted from the pain and some did not survive the night. A man with many tattoos was known as having great courage and strength. Tattoos were also used throughout Polynesia as a form of “written” communication-important cultural and family information would be contained in them.
The word tattoo comes from the Tahitian “tatu” which means “to mark something.” There are claims that tattooing has existed since 12,000 years BC.
Tattoos today are more like body jewelry but in Borneo, women tattooed symbols on their forearm signifying their particular skill. If a woman wore a symbol indicating she was a skilled weaver, her status as prime marriageable material was increased. Imagine tattooing a computer or a set of dishes on your body to say which industry you worked in?
Tattoos around the wrist and fingers were believed to ward away illness. Throughout history tattoos have signified membership in a clan or society, like the Hells Angels or an Asian gang. Some use tattoos are used to draw qualities to them such as the ferocity of a tiger. That tradition holds true today with the use of tigers, snakes, and bird of prey.
Their use today is different, not always permanent and certainly not painful, temporary stencil designs are realistic, last for days and are waterproof. Today you can have the best of both worlds; until you change your mind.
You could contour areas making it perfect for a really special occasion. The detail is great and some are even backed with medical grade skin adhesive.
Designs these days include celtic, tribal, floral, dolphin, cross, dragons, lightning, Aztec and Chinese all great for lower back, foot or ankle designs. The detail and colors are much improved on the old ink stab worn by sailors.
You may even decide to go for a celebrity tattoo design similar to Angelina, Brad or the Beckham’s. Today everything is available if you know what you want. And that’s the beauty of a temporary tattoo stencil; once you get tired of it or you want to move on from Angelina you can do so without the pain or cost of permanent tattoos.
Tattooing is making a strong comeback. This rise in popularity has placed tattooist’s in the category of an ‘artist’. With the addition of new inks, tattooing has certainly reached a new plateau and temporary tattoo transfers and stencils are leading the way for lower back, foot, thigh and ankle jewelry. The designs are great, the detail fantastic, their painless and cheap.
HOW TO APPLY YOUR TEMPORARY TATTOO TRANSFERS:
1. The skin must be clean and dry before application.
2. If you have multiple designs on one sheet, cut your design from the sheet, ready to use.
3. Remove the transparent film from the front of the Temporary Tattoo Transfer.
4. Place the Temporary Tattoo Transfer face down onto your skin.
5. Wet and rub the Temporary Tattoo Transfer with a damp sponge or cloth while in place.
6. Gently and slowly, pull back the corner of the Temporary Tattoo Transfer to check if it has transferred to your arm. If not, press and wet over again until it transfers.
REMOVAL OF YOUR TEMPORARY TATTOO TRANSFER:
You can remove Temporary Tattoo Transfers with cold cream, baby oil or rubbing alcohol; whichever is more suitable for your skin. These transfers are only temporary and will rub off over time anyway.
Occasionally an allergy may appear but this is rare. Do not use if you have sensitive skin or any known skin allergies.